Betsi Cadwaladr sanatorium infection rates ‘too high’

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Major improvements are indispensable during north Wales’ 3 categorical hospitals to revoke a risk of infection, a news has found.

Gill Harris, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s (BCUHB) executive executive of nursing and midwifery, pronounced targets for 2016-17 were missed.

This was notwithstanding a 25% dump in Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases and a 9% tumble in MRSA cases.

The health house has hospitals in Wrexham, Bangor and Bodelwyddan.

In her report, Ms Harris said: “Rates of infection in BCUHB sojourn too high and a health house is committed to safeguarding people from infections.

“Improvements are indispensable opposite a far-reaching operation of pivotal clinical use standards, including a caring of invasive inclination and antimicrobial prescribing, and a concentration of work within BCUHB is on these aspects of care.”


In 2013, Wales’ largest health board, that cares for 694,000 people in north Wales, was exceedingly criticised for how it rubbed an conflict of C. diff after 30 patients died while pang with a infection during Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.

The chief executive, chairman and vice-chairman after stood down.

Prof Brian Duerden, an consultant in medical compared infection and antibiotic resistance, was consecrated to furnish a news into a conflict and was rarely critical.

Improvements during BCUHB, whose hospitals embody Wrexham Maelor, Bangor’s Ysbyty Gwynedd and Glan Clwyd, were final year pronounced to be “very significant”.

The health house has been only one in Wales in special measures for a final dual years.

BCUHB will plead what some-more needs to be finished when it meets on Thursday.